"They aren’t worth engaging because you’ll never convince them and frankly, the sh*t that comes out of their mouth is so bone-chillingly stupid, what would be the point? So just ignore these people."
5 Types of Conservatives To Just Ignore (PartI)
The Political Garbagec Chute.com
August 6, 2013
This site has opened me up to the world of conservatives in a way that I haven’t seen since I was immersed in that world in my very early adult years. I had voted for George W. Bush the first time (I apologize profusely therefore for The Iraq War and Bush Tax Cuts.), but then had watched his administration turn this country into a bumbling, slack-jawed joke around the world and thanks to this site, I’ve seen that strain of conservatism is indeed alive and very well…and it also happens to be tearing the GOP apart at the seams.
I’ve also learned something over the last couple years. Namely — that you are best to avoid any of the following five types of conservatives. In my experience these are the people that you could literally hand every study on climate science and they’d still deny climate change is happening. They aren’t worth engaging because you’ll never convince them and frankly, the shit that comes out of their mouth is so bone-chillingly stupid what would be the point? So just ignore these people. Trust me.
#5. The “Hitler Was a Leftist” Conservative
These are my favorite kinds of right-wing trolls to encounter on the message boards and comment sections. They’re very easy to spot because within three words of any comment about Obama they call him “your fuhrer” and then the histrionics start. These are the conservatives that said background check laws would lead us down the road to disarmament like Hitler did to his people. Now, you and I know that Hitler didn’t disarm his people, but we’re dealing with a class of conservative that truly does not care that their knowledge of history is just wholly and completely inaccurate.
Hitler was a right-winger if ever there was one. He believed in building his country’s military might as a means of plumping up the economy and rebuilding the social structure as well. He was a nationalist and more importantly everyone who was awake in 10th Grade European History class knows he was a right-wing fascist. Arguing with people who deny that fact is completely pointless because the only reason they’re re-writing history is to avoid comparisons between their ideologies and Hitler’s.
Speaking of history revisionism…
#4. The “Slavery Had Little Or Nothing To Do With the Civil War” Conservative
These history revisionists are even scummier than the ones trying to make every liberal look like Joseph Goebbels. Anyone who denies the importance and impact of slavery on this nation to this very day is just burying their head in the sand or an outright racist. The idea that’s been circulating in certain conservative and libertarian circles is that slavery wasn’t nearly as important as a cause of the Civil War as people say it was. Then they twist history even further to try and show Lincoln as a blood-thirsty tyrant who didn’t believe in States Rights.
Let’s make something crystal clear — when states started seceding from the Union, they named Lincoln’s election and therefore presumed death of slavery in the country as their primary and usually sole reason for leaving. Of course they wanted to protect their agrarian economy, but their agrarian economy was literally built on a foundation of racism. The labor being completely free was the most crucial element of the South’s economy, because of the obvious lack of overhead. Of course the Southerners leaving the Union did so over slavery, and it’s only those with the intent to preserve what systemic racism they can while it lasts that even attempt to re-write history in such an ignorant way.